The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, October 7, at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.
Due to the public health emergency guidelines established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance will be restricted to 75% of the room capacity. A separate section will be available for members of the public who would like to remain socially distanced and who would like to remain masked.
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Adoption of August 5, 2021 Commission Meeting Minutes
5. Approval of October 7, 2021 Agenda
6. Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege
7. Discussion on Seafood Industry Support Following Hurricane Ida – Jerri Smitko, Chair
8. Recognize Lt. Chad Watts as the 2020 Waterfowl Officer of the Year – Major Rick Owens, Enforcement Division
9. Enforcement Report, August and September 2021 – Major Edward Skena, Enforcement Division
10. Request for Decision on Award of Waterfowl Breeding Grounds Funding – Scott Durham, Biologist Director
11. Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent to Establish Regulations for Hunting Guide License Requirements – Tommy Tuma, Biologist Director
12. Receive and Consider a Declaration of Emergency to Amend Either-Sex Firearm and Primitive Firearm Seasons to Bucks Only on Joyce, Maurepas Swamp and Salvador/Timken WMAs – Johnathan Bordelon, Deer Program Manager
13. Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent on Alligator Regulations – Jeb Linscombe, Program Manager
14. Receive and Consider a Declaration of Emergency to Set the 2021-2022 Oyster Season – Carolina Bourque, Marine Fisheries Biologist
15. Receive and Consider a Declaration of Emergency to Designate a Temporary Natural Oyster Reef in Lake Barre Ahead of Terrebonne Marsh Creation Project – Carolina Bourque, Marine Fisheries Biologist
16. Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent to Add and Update Domesticated Aquatic Organisms Permit Fees – Rob Bourgeois, Fisheries Biologist
17. Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent to Add Coastal Buffer Zones to Menhaden Harvest Regulations – Jason Adriance, Marine Fisheries Biologist
18. Receive Public Comments
A live audio/video stream of this meeting will be available via Zoom. To attend via webinar register at: https://wlf-la.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zZRa8-0ASiu1_8II3sb36g. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The public will have an opportunity to provide comments on the above agenda by attending in person or by sending an email to [email protected] by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Your email must include the agenda item # in the subject of your email. The body of your message should include your name and address before your comment.